From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.
Every week we’ll take a look at some of the wackiest superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.
This week we caught up with Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.) forward Marcus Lee, a Kentucky signee.
The Superstition: Sandwich fix
The Breakdown: “I have to have a roast beef sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, mustard and ranch from Mr. Pickle. Me and my brother came up with this sandwich a few years ago. It’s great. It’s a must before every game.”
The Why: “It’s the kind of sandwich that makes you feel all warm and comfortable inside. Sometimes I get nervous before games, but this sandwich helps me with that.”
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